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The term myeloid is an adjective that relates to the granulocyte precursor cell in bone marrow or spinal cord, or a resemblance to the marrow or spinal cord. For example, myeloid leukemia is leukemia that arises from abnormal growth in the blood-forming tissue of the bone marrow.[1]

This term should not be confused with "myelin", which is an insulating layer covering the axons of many neurons.

Myeloid neoplasms always concern bone marrow and are related to hematopoietic cells.

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  1. ^ Macpherson, Gordon (2002). Black's Medical Dictionary. London: A & C Black Publishers. ISBN 978-1-56833-129-4. [page needed]

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